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Intense 2.70 DH Tire

4.27/5 (11 Reviews)
Weight : 1560 grams MSRP : $69.00


Product Description

The biggest of the bunch. For maximum air volume, allows you to float through soft stuff and hit the hard stuff hard.
  • Big, blocky, moto style tread design
  • Usually run between 14-22 PSI
  • Available in SR 50, 60 and 70 durometer
  • 4-Ply FRO sidewall or medium casings


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    Reviews 1 - 11 (11 Reviews Total)

    User Reviews

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by Dub A.D. a Downhiller from Olympia

    Date Reviewed: March 28, 2007

    Strengths:    Good grip on wet stuff. Smashes over anything. Nice thick side walls.

    Weaknesses:    Doesn't run too well in really dry conditions. Is a bit#h to put on the rim. Teard wears a little too fast.

    Bottom Line:   
    Good tire, but not the best. If you only ride in the mud this tire is great. My Nokains are way better, can preform in all situtations.

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    Favorite Trail:   The neck snapper

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Price Paid:    $45.00

    Purchased At:   The Peak

    Bike Setup:   KHS FR2000/Droppoff/Romic/Avidbb7/Truvativ/Shimano

    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:2
    Submitted by Bruce a Downhiller from colorado

    Date Reviewed: December 11, 2004

    Strengths:    Grip well
    Very stiff sidewalls, nearly impossible to pinch flat


    Weaknesses:    Side knobs fell off over time
    Tires wear way too fast
    There is no way I would pay MSRP for these tires, simply not worth it


    Bottom Line:   
    When these tires were new, they gripped very well, but after only one race, the sideknobs began falling off, and during one run, I lost probably half of the knobs on one side, making it extremely difficult to finish the run. I sent the tires back to Intense (as they claimed it was a defect) and they promised to send me some new ones, but 6 months later, my tires still havent arrived.

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    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   Maxxis, WTB


    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Nate from Jax, Fl, USA

    Date Reviewed: October 14, 2003

    Strengths:    Grippier than a pervert on a porno mag! There is no such thing as slipping...regardless of terrain! INSANE stiff sidewalls

    Weaknesses:    a tad heavy

    Bottom Line:   
    If you don't care about pedaling around some beef get them, they're AWESOME on trails, well, all I ahve is the 2.7 front, and the 2.5 rear....I've never slipped...ON ANYTHING!

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months


    Overall Rating:3
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by pipes lud a Racer from comox,bc,CANADA EH!

    Date Reviewed: October 1, 2003

    Strengths:    sweet ass tire if yu ride like a pansey!

    Weaknesses:    when it says "for race only" it really means it cause like i wrode it for maybe all together 3 weeks and i ripped 28 freakin knobs off the left side!!!! i still really like the tire but if yur not sposored dont get a 50 comp and ride it everywhere casue yu will shred it too poo.

    Bottom Line:   
    awesome tire but dont get a 50 comp.. go with the 60 casue that is way better.! soo get it casue it is serisly the nicst tire out there..in my opinion!!!!!

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    Favorite Trail:   two sheiks

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   the local bike shope

    Similar Products Used:   ?? havent tried anything else.. a true intense tire fan!

    Bike Setup:   which bike??

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Randy a Downhiller from Morristown, NY

    Date Reviewed: February 7, 2003

    Strengths:    Huge tire footprint, good flat protection, very tough, looks cool

    Weaknesses:    A bit heavy, but it is worth the extra grams to lug around

    Bottom Line:   
    Good tire, killer at Plattekille with 22 psi in FRO casing. never flats with Intense 2.7 tubes. Great big tire traction, not to bad on the snow course either

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $29.00

    Purchased At:   Wheelworld

    Similar Products Used:   Maxxis 2.5

    Bike Setup:   Iron Horse SGS-dh, stock but have Dorados up front

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by tom a Weekend Warrior from santa monica ca usa

    Date Reviewed: August 1, 2002

    Strengths:    tons of traction, sticky rubber works great, look like a mx tire, have used as little a 21 psi in them with no flats ever

    Weaknesses:    none, well a little heavy for free riding, but no flats!

    Bottom Line:   
    this is the best big tire I have ever used out of the 6 years I have been riding. the tiogas gave me nothing but troubles and forget about trying to get them warrantied. the maxxis is oh but cornering traction was not as good at the 2.7 DH

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    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   supergo

    Similar Products Used:   maxxis(ok) Tioga (flat city)

    Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz bullet, xtr, boxxer, mavic

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by baba a Downhiller from alamo, ca

    Date Reviewed: July 28, 2002

    Strengths:    big, beefy, and they grip relatively well. kids ask why my tires are so big

    Weaknesses:    way too slow rolling if you have sun doublewides with hope big'un hubs, and a 47 pound bike... no grip in dust

    Bottom Line:   
    I recently took these tires to Northstar, and in general they handled well. My bike stuck to the rocks and logs, as well as the fire roads, but they didn't do too much for me in the dust and loose stuff. They float over it, but in the corners, they tend to break free really easily. Despite their lack of cornering in the dust, they had surprising braking abilities, maybe because I'm so damn heavy that I dig the bike into the ground.
    These tires also do not have the same cushion of Gazzaloddis, and after a day of fast technical riding, I quite literally had to peel my fingers off of my handle bars.
    4 exploding things all around

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    Favorite Trail:   northstar stuff

    Duration Product Used:   3 months

    Purchased At:   5 finger discount

    Similar Products Used:   gazz, wtb, michelin, bare rims

    Bike Setup:   schwinn straight 6 with 8 inch conversion, boxxer, hope, azonic, raceface, tompson, intense tires

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by Pete from Peach State

    Date Reviewed: July 22, 2002

    Strengths:    Big,stiff, can run stupid low psi.

    Weaknesses:    Heavy, a real biotch to mount/ unmount

    Bottom Line:   
    Big a$$ tire that will smash over anything or anybody. Grips surprisingly well in the mud and wet rocks. I run 11 psi without any pinchflats. Weight will build up your arm strength but isn't so bad when you're going fast. Works good jumping stairs,too.

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    Favorite Trail:   anything served by chairlift

    Duration Product Used:   6 months

    Similar Products Used:   2.5 WC, maxxis MoFo, IRC Kujo 2.65

    Bike Setup:   Uzzi SLX, Jr. T

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:4
    Submitted by Sean Atkinson a Weekend Warrior from Perth, Australia

    Date Reviewed: May 2, 2002

    Strengths:    4-ply sidewalls
    2.70 inch width
    Grip in all conditions
    Rolling Diameter


    Weaknesses:    Wieght (1560 grams!)

    Bottom Line:   
    If you want a tire that grips and looks good and your not worried about the wieght this is it! I've only had it for about 2 weeks but it's been used in most conditions during that time. Mud pans, Downhill, Street racing etc. and it hasn't let me down yet. A bloody good tire (if it fits your bike!)

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    Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

    Price Paid:    $30.00

    Purchased At:   Safety bay Bikes

    Similar Products Used:   Nothing! It's an upgrade from the original tires that where on the bike when I bought it. Duro 2.125 MotoX tread.

    Bike Setup:   2001 Norco Kokanee. Sun Mammoth rims laced with DT Swiss Alpine III. Numerous other bits!

    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by BUZZ a Downhiller from COLUMBUS, OHIO

    Date Reviewed: January 11, 2002

    Strengths:    Very strong sidewalls, good traction on wet downhill, and rolls over everything with good speed.

    Weaknesses:    get dh tubes....you don't want to change them often.

    Bottom Line:   
    I really like these tires. I feel the tires can help anyone DH better. Run them low 15-30psi. Handle super on roots and rocks...east coast....Also grab on turns very well.

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    Favorite Trail:   PRO COURSE@SNOWSHOE,WV

    Duration Product Used:   2 Years

    Price Paid:    $39.00

    Purchased At:   PRICEPOINT

    Similar Products Used:   Panaracer dh firepro and Michelin dh wild grippers

    Bike Setup:   Schwinn 4 banger (freeride set up) Intense Mag 30 rims and GT dhi race with Monster T

    Overall Rating:4
    Value Rating:3
    Submitted by ub from Los Gatos, CA

    Date Reviewed: December 13, 2001

    Strengths:    Durability in extreme conditions, traction in the duff.

    Weaknesses:    really friggin heavy.

    Bottom Line:   
    this is the tire you need for the world cup courses and other very harsh dh conditions where there is big rocks, and thick duff. If the course has any peddling at all, leave this tire at home. You'll need a set of metal tire irons to get these guys on and off.

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    Favorite Trail:   Karpiel

    Duration Product Used:   1 Year

    Price Paid:    $60.00

    Purchased At:   TrailHead Cyclery

    Similar Products Used:   Kujo DH, Maxix, WTB

    Bike Setup:   Titus QM DH.

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